The Cincinnati Bengals were about two minutes away from having a Cinderella story. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Rams grabbed the glass slipper.
The Bengals lost 20-23 in Super Bowl LVI
, the team's first shot at the Vince Lombardi trophy since 1989. After earning a 10-7 regular-season record, winning the AFC North, and pulling out magical win after magical win in the post-season
, the Bengals were thwarted on Feb. 13 by sacks and a lack of consistency
But despite the Super Bowl defeat — which came near the end of the game — this Bengals team let Cincinnati fans dare to dream again
after years of constant loss.